GUN I can has newb range report with tons of pics?

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  1. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    YES! 56k = :nono:


    Anyways, let me start off by saying today was as pretty a day as any to go shooting. Fair amount of cloud cover and wind made it comfortable. I still broke a sweat somehow :dunno:

    I left my house with all this.
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    Drove down this road:
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    And found this place:
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    I then idled down this shitty road:
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    Before I got here (normally filled with cop cars):
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    Looks like someone had a lot of fun :o
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    Anyways, on to the shooting! I first shot my Glock 17L. I did 100rds at roughly 12yds. I should note that this was my frist time shooting the pistol, and only the third time that I've ever fired a pistol at a range :o

    Hopefully, that'll explain my terrible groupings and accuracy. I didn't take any pics while I was on the actual pistol range becuase some other people showed up and I'd have felt silly :rofl:. They did have a semi-cute jailbait high school girl who stopped by to shoot her dad's old revolver. This would have made me feel like an even bigger retard had I busted out the camera :rofl:.

    Anyways, the targets are posted in the order they were shot. The first 4 were shot at with a full 17rds, while the last two only had 16rds a piece. I varied the target height between clips.


    1st time up: 16 of 17 on the paper :mamoru:
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    2nd time up: 15 of 17 on the paper :uh:
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    3rd time up: 17 of 17 on the paper, only 4 outside of the larger circle. This was one of my better attempts :hsd: :wiggle:
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    4th time up: 16 of 17 on the paper; I'm pretty sure this was one of the times I changed the targets height :uh:
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    5th time up: 11 of 16 on the paper; :ugh: I think I was too confident and trying too hard here. I also tried a few shots with my right eye aiming
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    6th time up: 16 of 16 on the paper; easily my best grouping. I was happy to run out of ammo on this note :)
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    Next, I decided to spend some more time with my Sako Vixen in .223. This was probably my best day with the gun compared to previous attempts. I'm very confident that the sight is rather off though, especially at 50+ yds, which is what the last 2 targets were set at. My first attempt at 50~ yds wasn't bad, but I was bummed about my job with the 2nd target since I then realized that my "wind compensation" was really just a "your scope isn't sighted in properly compensation"

    :uh:

    I'll hopefully get back out there soon and shoot the rest of the .223 rounds I have and hopefully get the scope adjusted better.


    Anyways, here's the ugly range, my Sako, and my 1st target at not very far at all:
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    My first 7 shots at that short a range: :bowdown:. This is better than I've previously done at this range, so I was happy about that. And honestly, I was pretty :mad: that 1 shot wasn't really on the orange.
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    The results of the targets moved way down range (those targets in the back of the first pic):

    16 of 21: This was fairly good. The last time I was at the range I didn't shoot this distance because of how awful I did last time.
    The first time up, I was 4 of 7 on the paper, the second time up I was 7 of 7 on the paper; and the third time up I was 5 of 7 on the paper.
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    This is the 2nd target I set up. I only had time for 7 rds, and additional 1rd. I was 8 of 8 on the paper, but pretty pissed with the results because this was when I realized how baddly sighted the gun was :hsd:
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    IMPROMPTU CLIFFS:

    Things I learned today at the range:
    1. I'm not too terrible of a shot with my new pistol
    2. Confidence != accuracy
    3. Even though I'm right handed, my left eye dominance takes over when I'm shooting a pistol :hsd:
    4. My scope on my sako isn't sighted in properly :uh:
    5. I need to purchase "reactive" targets so I can clearly see where my shots are landing


    Things to do next time I am at the range:

    1. Work on 2-3rd groupings with my glock, and take the time to properly adjsut between groupings.
    2. Use those reactive targets so my shots will appear bright orange and I can tell how good/bad I'm doing.
    3. Sight in my Sako Vixen for 25-50+yds
    4. Wear different sunglasses - a few casings hit my sunglasses while shooting the glock and I can't afford to mess up my sunglasses. I'm too broke :hsd:
    5. Do more to observe the good habbits of other shooters and practice said habbits (ie: grip, stance, draw, etc).
    6. Relax more and become patient with myself so I can avoid trying to force a shot.




    If you've read this far, thanks for taking the time to do so and feel free to offer any criticism or insight you may have.

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  2. tylerweneck

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    you should shoot yourself with your glock!!
     
  3. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    What a novel idea! Shame I'm out of ammo though :hsughno:
     
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    Practice trigger work w/ dryfire.
     
  5. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    Will do! It'll be part of my stance/grip work.

    Hopefully I can get back to the range next week and see some more consistency.
     
  6. While it's important to get the scope sighted properly, I'd be more concerned with consistency (small groups) than anything. It would be more impressive to see a tiny group somewhere other than the X ring than to see a few shots in the X that are widely spaced.
     
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    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    I hear ya and agree. Those 3-shot groups each fit under a quarter, which isn't bad given I'm shooting a bolt action. However, I couldn't tell you if those 3 shots in a group were back to back.

    It's definitely something I plan to improve upon in the future. I just want the rifle sighted in because it's almost not that fun shooting at that close a range :dunno:

    I looked back at a few of my other targets from shooting with the .223 and I actually had some better groupings on a few of them, so I guess I should definitely focus more on that the next time I'm out :)
     
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    your going to get brutally bro humped over that clip statement. In for gang-bang.
     
  10. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    I figured I'd have gotten hell over the "2st" that I wrote (wrote 1st Clip MagTech and realized I should have just written that it was my 2nd :o)

    And thanks for the info on the semantics :uh:
     

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